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NightOne
09-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Wife's 2008 iMac had the 8800GS video card go belly up (this makes 2 of 2 on those iMac video cards) and I went and bought her a new iMac yesterday.

Of course it only has USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

Dave,

I know the firewire option gave a fully bootable backup. What connection option on the new iMac will allow this?

Backup drive is currently in a Star Tech enclosure that is FW/USB 2.0 and connected via USB.

Do I need a new enclosure for fully bootable backup?

Thanks

Carl

dnanian
09-04-2013, 09:57 AM
As explained in the System Requirements and the User's Guide, USB works fine on Intel Macs. Just make sure it's properly partitioned - see Help > Frequently Asked Questions, top question, for instructions.

NightOne
09-04-2013, 12:45 PM
As explained in the System Requirements and the User's Guide, USB works fine on Intel Macs. Just make sure it's properly partitioned - see Help > Frequently Asked Questions, top question, for instructions.

Easier just to ask you Dave. :D

Seriously, thanks for the quick response.